Philippine Crocodile Crocodylus mindorensis

Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
The Philippine Crocodile used to be prevalent throughout the Philippines but is now found in isolated groups on only a few islands. It is critically endangered.
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
It is one of the smaller crocodiles reaching a length of some 5 feet (1.7 metres) and is a freshwater inhabitant. On some Philippine islands the massive Austro-Pacific Saltwater Crocodile is also present.
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
Mothers care for hatchlings and carry them to water.
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
Philippine Crocodile
Juveniles are brown or black with white undersides and develop the adult's grey with light patches as they mature.